Aug 23, 2010
Degrassi Junior High “Smokescreen” (part 1 of 4)
Previously on Degrassi Junior High: Stephanie got herself a date with her favorite soap star, god only knows how. Well, okay, she did it by a) dressing like a slut and b) lying about her age. And it wasn’t a “date” so much as an attempted sexual assault in a parking lot. Poor Stephanie didn’t quite make the connection that when male celebs invite young female fans out on “dates”, it generally isn’t to show them the inner workings of a TV studio.
Over in the B plot (actually, sort of a rare “A minus plot”), Voula hung out with Loosey, completely unaware of her tendency to shoplift, which was brought on by neglectful, workaholic parents. Thanks to Loosey’s kleptomania, both girls got busted by the cops, and when Voula’s parents found out, that was the last anyone saw of Voula. Fare thee well, Voula, fare thee well.
Here we are, entering the home stretch of the first season of Degrassi Junior High. And I really can’t wait to recap these last four episodes, because they introduce several key elements of the Degrassi mythos, including Spike’s pregnancy, the true story of Wheels’ parentage, and the formation of the legendary band known as the Zit Remedy, along with the very first performance of their most popular song, “Everybody Wants Something”. Well, it’s their only song, actually.
And to top it all off, the first season finale might be the greatest episode of Degrassi ever produced (but I guess I’ve said that about half of the episodes I’ve recapped so far, haven’t I?).